How long does the course last?

Most LGV/HGV courses last 5 days, with the test being on day 5.

What do I need to do before completing this course?

  • Take a medical & get a provisional vehicle operator licence
  • Book your theory test
  • Book your driving ability test
  • Complete practical demonstration test

Health & Safety Training Ltd will support you throughout this process.

How long is the licence valid for?

Your licence will last until the age of 45 and then you will need to renew your LGV licence every 5 years. After the age of 65, you’ll renew your licence every year.

Why use HST?

Guaranteed Interview Through Driver Hire

All those who pass the LGV/HGV course with Health & Safety Training Ltd are guaranteed an interview with Driver Hire.

Experienced, Friendly Accredited Instructors

All of our instructors are on the National Register of Instructors, the only register supported by the industry's leading trade bodies & validated by the DVSA.

Easy Finance Plan Available

Health & Safety Training Ltd offer an easy payment plan finance option for this LGV/HGV course - ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to take this course and secure their interview with Driver Hire.


  • Available To
  • Employers
  • Paying Individuals

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If you’re looking for comprehensive HGV training, now known as LGV training LGV (Class 1/C+E), in Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Darlington, Gateshead & Middlesbrough think Health & Safety Training. Over the years, we’ve trained many drivers of differing skill levels and helped them achieve their HGV licenses, now known as LGV (Class 1/C+E). So if you want to take advantage of our state-of-the-art training centre and our team’s rich expertise in HGV training, now is your chance.

HGV / LGV vehicles are complex machines and, as such, it’s vital that drivers understand how to operate them safely. Our comprehensive training will teach participants all of the fundamentals and more, and as a government-approved training provider boasting high pass rates, you can rest assured that you’re getting value for money.

To learn more about our LGV courses that we offer to customers throughout the North of England and beyond, don’t hesitate to get in touch. One of our friendly team would be happy to advise you.

Why Choose Us?

  • Largest forklift, plant & safety training provider in the North East
  • Government approved training provider since 2004
  • Fully equipped training centre with excellent resources & facilities
  • On-site training available throughout the region
  • More than 50 career enhancing training courses available
  • One to one consultation offered to give learners excellent training

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Health & Safety Training Ltd have put together a detailed break down of the type of licence you will need in order to take this course. We will, of course, support you throughout this process.

Category C: 3.5 to 32 tonnes, large trucks known as rigids, C class vehicles are usually used for such things as multi-drop local deliveries; bin lorries, fire engines & removal trucks.

Category C+E: 3.5 to 32 tonnes +trailer over 750 kgs, commonly the largest vehicles on the road with a tractor unit towing a trailer. These are known as articulated lorries or ‘artics’ and are most often seen doing supermarket and warehouse deliveries, or doing long-distance travelling on the motorway.

Category C1: 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes medium-sized vehicles, such as ambulances and supermarket home delivery vehicles.

Category C1 + E: 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes +trailer, the total mass should not exceed 12 tonnes.

If you are interested in undertaking LGV training but are concerned about the upfront costs, you don’t need to be. Thanks to our new finance scheme that we offer in partnership with Payl8r, you can now pay for your training in manageable installments, allowing you to focus on more important things.